A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 18:50:42 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.143 East, latitude -6.6284 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcx3. Id of event: us2000dcx3. The temblor was reported at 04:50:42 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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